Joe Shulman

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Joe Shulman
(Portrait of Micky Folus, Joe Shulman, Claude Thornhill, Billy Exiner, and Barry Galbraith, Columbia Pictures studio, the making of Beautiful Doll, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947) (LOC) (5148195205).jpg
Background information
Born (1923-09-12)September 12, 1923
Died August 2, 1957(1957-08-02) (aged 33)
Genres swing, jazz
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Scat Davis

Joseph "Joe" Shulman (September 12, 1923 – August 2, 1957) was an American jazz bassist.

Shulman's first professional experience was with Scat Davis in 1940, which he followed with a stint alongside Les Brown in 1942. He joined the military in 1943, and recorded with Django Reinhardt while a member of Glenn Miller's wartime band. Upon his return he played with Buddy Rich and Claude Thornhill; later he played with Miles Davis on the Birth of the Cool sessions. He worked with Peggy Lee from 1948 to 1950 and with Lester Young in 1950; he also did a recording session with Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington that year. He married Barbara Carroll in 1954, and the two toured together until Shulman's death in 1957.

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